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    by Published on 10-10-2017 03:41 PM
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    Marketing is a wonderful thing, isn't it?
    It's the art of giving you just enough information to make the wrong impression. There are marketers out there who willingly trade on what you think you know to make you buy something they don't even understand.

    Take the curious case of megabits, megabytes, and mebibytes. Mebibytes you say? What the frack is ...
    by Published on 10-10-2017 03:19 PM
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    2. Cell Phones
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    Marty Silbernik is the author of I'm Too Old To Do This, a tech blog for folks who remember when none of this stuff existed. This article appears with permission.

    When I was growing up, our phone looked like these…

    Then, as the years went by we saw a progression like this….

    Next, we were all ...
    by Published on 10-10-2017 01:00 PM



    That friendly bundle where you pay one price for internet, phone, and video is your best deal now, but will it be there in 5 years? Don't worry, it will be replaced by something even better. In the meantime, for the best products AND DIRECTV satellite service, visit Solid Signal at Solid Signal - Signal Solutions including HDTV Antennas, DIRECTV and DISH Network satellite equipment and home entertainment supplies and accessories.


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    by Published on 10-09-2017 04:44 PM
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    2. TV Antennas,
    3. Satellite
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    In Wrong Tool/Right Tool we'll show you the tools you should be using when working on antenna or satellite installations.


    WRONG TOOL: Flat wire.



    OK. So you've realized you have to ground anything that you put up on the roof. That's great, really. Most people just go ahead, putting ...
    by Published on 10-09-2017 03:55 PM



    Don't just bring in a receiver from home. If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. If you bring in a receiver from home they will find out. It doesn't matter if it's only in your office. It doesn't matter if you rarely use it. They will find out and they will come and they will threaten you and you will lose. I'm sorry to put it so harshly but it's true.

    DIRECTV has an entire commercial division and if you're looking for the most-awarded commercial dealer, you'll have to check out Solid Signal. We have an entire commercial division dedicated to making sure that if you have a restaurant, a shop, a truck, a lunchroom, a boat or just a business license, we can get you set up right the first time.

    A lot of people think DIRECTV service is too expensive for commercial customers but it's just the opposite. In most cases the monthly fees are very similar to the ones you pay at home, and in cases where it's more (like sports bars) there are tools you can use to figure out how to make more money to compensate, whether it's in people buying drinks or just getting them to come in the door.

    We have a commercial portal where you can learn all about DIRECTV service for commmercial accounts and find a way to get all set up with a customized solution that makes sense for you! Check it out!
    by Published on 10-09-2017 02:11 PM
     

    Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T services. Call or go to www.att.com to see if you qualify.
    $99.99 2-YR BUNDLE PRICE: Ends 11/4/17. Price Includes SELECT All-Included Pkg. ($50/mo.), Internet plans (768k – 50) ($30/mo.), Phone Unlimited North America ($19.99/mo.) and standard prof’l installation in up to four rooms. Custom installation extra. Svcs: Must maintain all bundled services for 24 mos. to receive advertised pricing. After 24 mos, then prevailing monthly rates apply, unless cancelled or changed bycustomer prior to end of 24 mos. Exclusions: Price does not include taxes, $35 activation fee, applicable use tax expense surcharge on retailvalue of installation, equipment upgrades/add-ons, and certain other add’l fees chrgs. Some offers may not be available through allchannels and in select areas.
    †Must maintain a bundle of TV and Internet on a combined bill in order to receive unlimited data allowance at no add’l charge.
    For more info go to www.att.com/internet-usage.
    DIRECTV SVC TERMS: Subject to Equipment Lease & Customer Agreements. Must maintain a min. base TV pkg of $29.99/mo.Programming, pricing, terms and conditions subject to change at any time. Visit directv.com/legal or call for details. AT&T PHONE: AT&T Phone service is provided over an Internet Protocol connection and powered by electrical power in your home.AT&T Phone service including 911 dialing, will not function during a power outage without battery backup power. It is your
    responsibility to purchase any necessary battery back-up units for your service. Caller ID may not always be available for all calls.
    AT&T Voicemail may not be fully compatible with all AT&T wireless voicemail systems. Phone Unlimited North America: Includes
    unlimited nationwide calling within the U.S., plus calls to Canada, Mexico and U.S. Territories; otherwise, per minute rates apply. An additional per minute rate applies to international calls terminating on mobile phones.
    Offers may not be combined with other promotional offers on the same services and may be modified or discontinued at any time without>notice. Other conditions apply to all offers.
    ©2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All Rights Reserved. AT&T, Globe logo, DIRECTV, and all other DIRECTV marks contained herein are
    trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks are the property of their respective owners
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    by Published on 10-09-2017 12:54 PM
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    2. Satellite
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    You're starting to hear rumors. At the CEDIA Expo in September, DISH representatives let it leak that there will be a next-generation Hopper DVR. Not that it comes as much of a surprise, since there has been a new Hopper model nearly every year since the product ...
    by Published on 10-08-2017 03:15 PM
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    2. Commercial,
    3. TV Antennas
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    Yeah, I know. You never imagined yourself as the sort of person who would spend thousands of dollars on an antenna tower just so you could stop paying the cable company hundreds of dollars a month. But really the return on investment is pretty quick once everything is up.
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    by Published on 10-08-2017 12:12 PM
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    2. Cell Phones
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    Apple's iPhone X promises to be the most expensive phone ever made at $1,150.00, unless you count the luxury offerings from Vertu, which are tarted-up Androids with luxury materials that can top $20,000. I don't count them because they are not mainstream products and never will be.
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    by Published on 10-07-2017 01:30 PM
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    2. Online/MobileTV
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    As existing streaming providers continue to evolve, more companies are releasing their streaming services. But how much is too much streaming?

    Streaming is experiencing a population boom as of late. More companies are releasing brand new streaming services while popular channels are getting into the game as ...
    by Published on 10-07-2017 11:54 AM
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    2. Satellite
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    Don't take your Genie DVR on the road, unless you have a dish that can work with it. Most mobile and marine dishes mimic the round DIRECTV dish seen on homes in the 1990s, not the slimline style seen today. Genies just won't work with that style dish unfortunately.

    It was about a year ago that DIRECTV changed ...

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